December 4, 2016

Tip-Off Time 2016 — Basketball Predictions

Moses Kingsley (Photo by Scout.com)

Razorback basketball season is here and it’s time to make our annual predictions for the Hogs and the SEC.

2016 SEC Basketball Media Days — Arkansas

2016 SEC Media Days Dusty Hannahs, Moses Kingsley

Quotes, photos and video from Arkansas’ appearance at the 2016 SEC Basketball Media Days in Nashville.

If You Can’t Be Good…Be Fun To Watch

Moses Kingsley (Photo by USA Today)

At the half way point, will Hog fans embrace that ‘Fun to Watch’ mentality, or stew over being a middle of the pack team in the weak SEC again?

North Carolina 87, Arkansas 78 (NCAA Tournament)

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 21: Michael Qualls #24 of the Arkansas Razorbacks goes up for shot over Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels Heels in the first half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Marcus Paige scored 22 points, including 20 in the second half, and North Carolina beat Arkansas 87-78 in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

Arkansas 56, Wofford 53 (NCAA Tournament)

Wofford forward Lee Skinner (34) shoots around Arkansas forward Bobby Portis (10) during the second half of an NCAA tournament second round college basketball game Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Michael Qualls scored 20 points, Bobby Portis added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the fifth-seeded Razorbacks held off No. 12 seed Wofford 56-53 in the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky 78, Arkansas 63 (SEC Tournament)

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Andrew Harrison #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes for a layup as Bobby Portis #10 of the Arkansas Razorbacks defends during the championship game of the SEC basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Top-ranked Kentucky never trailed in beating No. 21 Arkansas 78-63 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.

Arkansas 60, Georgia 49 (SEC Tournament)

Arkansas guard Michael Qualls (24) shoots against Georgia forward Kenny Paul Geno (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Michael Qualls scored 15 points and No. 21 Arkansas beat third-seeded Georgia 60-49 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference semifinals.

Arkansas 80, Tennessee 72 (SEC Tournament)

Tennessee forward Armani Moore (4) passes the ball as Arkansas guard Anton Beard (31) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Friday, March 13, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Rashad Madden made four late free throws that helped No. 22 Arkansas to a 80-72 victory over Tennessee on Friday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

LSU 81, Arkansas 78

Arkansas forward Jacorey Williams (22) looks for room past LSU forward Jarell Martin (1) and guard Keith Hornsby (4) during an NCAA college Basketball game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, March 7, 2015. LSU won the game 81-78. (AP Photo/David Quinn)

Keith Hornsby hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give LSU an 81-78 victory over No. 18 Arkansas on Saturday.

Arkansas 78, South Carolina 74

(AP Photo/Travis Bell)

Bobby Portis scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead No. 18 Arkansas to a 78-74 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night.